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Septic Tank Repair

Searching for complete septic system repair?

If your septic tank isn't working like it should, give Express Wastewater Solutions a call today and we can help. We offer a comprehensive range of solutions to ensure your septic system is running exactly like it should, ensuring the best outcome for every customer we assist. Septic tank maintenance is one way of keeping your system happy and healthy although that will not fix all problems, and sometimes you will need to have your system either repaired or your absorption trenches replaced.

We work across the South East Queensland area including Brisbane , the Sunshine Coast , the Gold Coast , and Ipswich, so give us a call today.

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How do you know if your septic tank is in need of repair?

There are a few common signs and symptoms to look out for when it comes to your septic tank needing repairs:

  • A small to large wet patch in your lawn that doesn’t ever seem to dry out is a tell tale sign that your septic tank isn’t working correctly or is leaking.
  • Your septic tank is too full due, as it is unable to empty correctly.
  • Your septic tank isn't pumped out often enough and the sludge/scum layers become too thick.
  • Your septic tank has a bad odour.
  • There is standing water around your septic tank.

If any of the above signs are apparent in your home, give us a call now!

Practical and affordable septic tank repairs

Typically, whenever there is a problem with a septic tank the first option is to replace the entire system. Now, whilst this is sometimes the only option available it isn’t always 100% necessary. An Express Wastewater Solutions expert will always exhaust every possible repairable option first before upgrading the entire system.

Case Study: One of our customers was recently quoted over $16,000 to have a full treatment plant conversion by another plumber. We managed to find a repair solution for less than $4,000. Thats ⅓ of the price she was initially quoted by someone else.

Having an old trench system instead of a newer treatment plant means that there is no cost of servicing. All of the repairs that we perform are all within council guidelines and have been approved so you can be rest assured that the work we conduct on your property is compliant.

What happens if septic tank repair isn't an option?

If you find yourself in a position where septic system repair isn't an option, a replacement or upgrade to a new system may be available. Below we have compiled the 3 most common situations where a replacement or upgrade may be necessary:

Septic tank for a new dwelling

If you happen to have an older style septic tank, you will most probably need to upgrade if adding a new dwelling to your home. We can explain the processes required and guide you through the process from start to finish, from the initial design to installation of your new treatment plant.

New septic tank during renovations

As above, you will want to upgrade your system as you upgrade how many bedrooms will be in the home. The reason for this is due to your trenches being specifically sized based on the number of bedrooms. The more bedrooms a house has the more waste the house will potentially produce.

If you have any questions or concerns about your system prior to starting renovations, feel free to give us a call and our experts will be able to answer all of your queries.

Failed septic tank trenches

There are numerous reasons why septic trenches fail, these can include:

  • Tree roots intrusion
  • Dirt buildup
  • Crushed trenches
  • Collapsed pipe
  • Water logging
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Local septic tank repair experts

If you would like some septic tank assistance, give us a call today on 1300 722 517 and we will be happy to give you a free inspection to put your mind at ease. We are the specialists you can rely on, so get in contact now!


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Why Use Express Wastewater Solutions?


    Because we are not a manufacturer and not tied to one particular system we can always offer the best solution for your wastewater needs.


    Because we do this every day we have developed a close knit expert team for every step of the process – from plans and council paperwork to excavations, electrical and plumbing. We handle it all to make the whole process as stress free and quick as possible.


    Most people have never installed a home sewerage treatment plant and don’t know the next step, that is why we offer a free 30 minute phone consult with one of our experts to point you in the right direction.


    We handle your wastewater installation from start to finish we can deal with all the trades, council everything so you don’t have to worry about a thing.


    Have peace of mind knowing that Express are licensed, insured professionals that will do your job right the first time.


    Not sure what system is right for you, or want to know if your system is working properly? Just give one of our friendly wastewater experts a call and they will be more than happy to help.


    We will always look to repair your system rather than replace it if it does not need to be, which will generally save large amounts of money sometimes up to and over $10,000.